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  1. Image shows visitors viewing various paintings on the wall in one of the visiting rooms
    Image is of woman and child looking at a crown on a cushion
    Image is of a room with wooden floor, large rug, various paintings on the wall and 2 throne chairs
    Image is of the Lady Alice Temple in the background and with a couple sitting on a wall in the foreground
    image is of visitors enjoying the gardens and inspecting the flowers and plants with the castle in the background
    Image is of the Lady Alice Temple with surrounding foliage
    Image shows visitors viewing various paintings on the wall in one of the visiting rooms
    Image is of woman and child looking at a crown on a cushion
    Image is of a room with wooden floor, large rug, various paintings on the wall and 2 throne chairs
    Image is of the Lady Alice Temple in the background and with a couple sitting on a wall in the foreground
    image is of visitors enjoying the gardens and inspecting the flowers and plants with the castle in the background
    Image is of the Lady Alice Temple with surrounding foliage

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    Royal Hillsborough

    Address

    Main Street, Royal Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6AG

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 333 320 6000

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful, and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland, and the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland.

    Special Offers

    • 2 for 1 Offer - County Down

      From £10 per ticket

      See the gardens of Northern Ireland's royal residence erupt in spectacular colour, from snowdrops to daffodils native to Northern Ireland and tulips. Return during Hillsborough Castle and Gardens' Spring Spectacular from 4 March, when over half a million bulbs bloom. 

      Buy one full priced garden ticket and get the second for free. Offer valid for walk-ups only, not available online.

      More offers like this - Giant Adventure Offers

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    • Car parking
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    • Parking (free)

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    • Restaurant on Premises

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    • Wifi

    Establishment Features

    • Wi-fi available
  2. Montalto House, Montalto Lake and Boathouse
    The Cafe at Montalto Pie Handmade Local Produce
    Montalto House, Montalto Lake and Boathouse
    The Cafe at Montalto Pie Handmade Local Produce

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    Ballynahinch

    Address

    Spa Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, BT24 8PT

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9756 6100

    Gradings

    • Five Star Quality Assurance
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    Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings

    A mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.

    Special Offers

    • Free Winter Walk Offer - County Down

      Start the year off on the right foot with our Free Morning Winter Walk Offer. For every £7.50 spent in The Café between 9:30am - 10:30am, enjoy one free admission to our Trails & Gardens. This offer is available Wed - Fri. Entry to the Trials & Gardens must be before 11am. Terms and conditions apply.

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    • Trails & Gardens at Montalto Estate - County Down

      From £7.50 per ticket

      A visit to Montalto Estate is the perfect way to reconnect with nature, in a natural, historical, and truly relaxing setting.

      Book Now

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    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

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    • Car parking
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    • Parking (free)

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    • Restaurant on Premises

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    • Wifi

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    • Wi-fi available
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    Saintfield

    Address

    Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, County Down, BT24 7LH

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9751 0131

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    This unique garden has grown from the 19th-century beginnings of the Reverend John Moore and his nephew Hugh Armytage Moore, their vision created a place where you can leave the world behind and immerse yourself in nature's beauty.

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    • On site parking

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    • Wifi
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    Enniskillen

    Address

    Castlecoole Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 6JY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 6632 2690

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

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    The National Trust

    Castle Coole one of Ireland's finest Neo-classical houses, allowing visitors to glimpse what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore. Discover the story of the people who lived and worked below stairs as you explore the servants quarters.

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    • On site parking

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    • Wifi
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    Glenarm

    Address

    Castle Demesne, Glenarm, County Antrim, BT44 0BD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 2884 1203

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings

    With its own special place in local history, Glenarm Castle is a true national treasure. One of Ireland's oldest estates, and home to the Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle is a 'must see' destination and one of Northern Ireland's top tourist…

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    • On site parking

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    Florencecourt

    Address

    Florencecourt, Florencecourt, County Fermanagh, BT92 1DB

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 6634 8249

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

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    The National Trust

    Florence Court is a truly welcoming home. The house, formerly the home of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains.

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    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

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    • On site parking

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    • Wifi
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    Antrim

    Address

    Antrim Castle Gardens And Clotworthy House, Randalstown Road, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 4LH

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9448 1338

    Price

    Free

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Antrim Castle Gardens is an absolute historical gem. You will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else in Northern Ireland.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2023to31 Dec 2023Various Opening Times

    Price

    Free

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

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    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi
  8. Mount Stewart House
    Mount Stewart House and gardens
    Mount Stewart house and patio, sunlight filtering through greenery
    Mount Stewart House and Gardens, pond
    Mount Stewart house and gardens, sunken garden area
    Mount Stewart lake
    Photo of Mount Stewart trees with beautiful autumn foliage with hues of greens, oranges and browns
    A photograph of the Mount Stewart formal gardens to back of Estate house in bloom
    Photo of the bronze statue that commemorates the birth of Lady Mairi in 1921, surrounded by bells and cockle shells based on the nursery rhyme, set wi
    Image of the formal dining room inside of the Mount Stewart Estate House
    Mount Stewart House
    Mount Stewart House and gardens
    Mount Stewart house and patio, sunlight filtering through greenery
    Mount Stewart House and Gardens, pond
    Mount Stewart house and gardens, sunken garden area
    Mount Stewart lake
    Photo of Mount Stewart trees with beautiful autumn foliage with hues of greens, oranges and browns
    A photograph of the Mount Stewart formal gardens to back of Estate house in bloom
    Photo of the bronze statue that commemorates the birth of Lady Mairi in 1921, surrounded by bells and cockle shells based on the nursery rhyme, set wi
    Image of the formal dining room inside of the Mount Stewart Estate House

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    Newtownards

    Address

    Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4278 8387

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

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    The National Trust

    Mount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.

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    • Dogs Welcome Inside

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    • Car parking
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    • Restaurant on Premises

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    • Wifi
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    Moy

    Address

    144 Derrycaw Road, Moy, County Armagh, BT71 6NA

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 8778 4753

    Gradings

    • Four Star Quality Assurance
    Four Star Quality Assurance

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hilltop location offers wonderful views over the gardens and 320 acre wooded riverside estate.

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    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

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    • On site parking

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    • Wifi
  10. Castlerock

    Address

    Mussenden Road, Castlerock, County Londonderry, BT51 4RP

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 7084 8728

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Londonderry. Awe inspiring views, colourful gardens and woodland walks.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  11. Belfast

    Address

    Edenderry Road, Belfast, County Down, BT8 8LE

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9064 7787

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    Minnowburn is 128 acres of woodland and countryside, owned by the National Trust and situated between the Giant's Ring and Lagan. A network of paths allow visitors to enjoy all of the property, including a stunning viewpoint over the Lagan Valley.

    Price

    Free

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  12. Image is of gardens and Wallace fountain
    Tree lined avenue in Castle Gardens leading up to memorial
    Image is of view of the countryside from high steps in the gardens
    Image is of gardens and Wallace fountain
    Image is a close up of the Wallace Fountain which is a blue colour
    Image is of open gates leading to a monument in the gardens. There is a couple walking towards the gates.
    Park bench in the summer time at Castle Gardens
    Image is of the Wallace Fountain and flowers in the foreground with a couple walking hand in hand in the background
    Image is of gardens and Wallace fountain
    Tree lined avenue in Castle Gardens leading up to memorial
    Image is of view of the countryside from high steps in the gardens
    Image is of gardens and Wallace fountain
    Image is a close up of the Wallace Fountain which is a blue colour
    Image is of open gates leading to a monument in the gardens. There is a couple walking towards the gates.
    Park bench in the summer time at Castle Gardens
    Image is of the Wallace Fountain and flowers in the foreground with a couple walking hand in hand in the background

    Lisburn

    Address

    Castle Street, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27 4XE

    Telephone

    028 9266 3377

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Public Park

    Castle Gardens is the most historically significant open space in Lisburn and was once the site of Lisburn Castle, a 17th century fortified manor house, built by the Conway family, the landlords of Lisburn.

    Price

    Free

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs Welcome Inside - must be on a lead
  13. Islandmagee

    Address

    240 Middle Road, Islandmagee, County Antrim, BT40 3TG

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 7703 519 564

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden.

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  14. Belfast

    Address

    College Park, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim, BT7 1LP

    Telephone

    028 9031 4762

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Public Park

    First established in 1828, the gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders and the tree enthusiast can seek out the rare oaks planted in the 1880s.

    Price

    Free
  15. a photograph of a water fountain in the bangor walled garden surrounded by metal arches and colourful flowers
    a photograph of the water fountain in the bangor walled garden shot through a metal sculpture
    a photograph of a metal sculpture in the bangor walled garden
    Photo of Bangor Castle Walled Garden arches and flowers. The Garden is located within Castle Park grounds.
    a photograph of a water fountain in the bangor walled garden surrounded by metal arches and colourful flowers
    a photograph of the water fountain in the bangor walled garden shot through a metal sculpture
    a photograph of a metal sculpture in the bangor walled garden
    Photo of Bangor Castle Walled Garden arches and flowers. The Garden is located within Castle Park grounds.

    Bangor

    Address

    Valentine Road, Castle Park, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4BN

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9127 0069

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Varieties of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables mix with sculptures and a unique fountain with a tongue twister! We are thrilled that the Walled Garden is now open all year round…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2022to31 Mar 2023
    From:
    1 Apr 2023to31 May 2023

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
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    Moneymore

    Address

    20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, County Londonderry, BT45 7NQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 8674 8210

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    Step back to 1912 as you experience the Lenox-Conyngham home on the morning they left to board Titanic. See the exhibition, featuring pieces from the Titanic era, including 11-year-old Eileen Lenox-Conyngham’s letter, written on Titanic headed paper.

    Facilities

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    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

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    • On site parking

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    • Wifi
  17. A family walking on the grounds of Castle Ward
    A family cycling ar Castle Ward
    Castle Ward
    A family walking on the grounds of Castle Ward
    A family cycling ar Castle Ward
    Castle Ward

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    Strangford

    Address

    Downpatrick Road, Strangford, County Down, BT30 7BA

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 4488 1204

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    Discover a place of contrasts and creativity at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion and estate looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs Welcome Inside

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    • On site parking

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    • Wifi
  18. Irvinestown

    Address

    Sacred Heart Church, Lisnarick Road, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, BT94 1EX

    Telephone

    +44(0) 28 6862 1133

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    The Devenish figures are a unique collection of wooden sculptures carved out of Irish oak, located in the Garden of Celtic Saints in Irvinestown. It is filled with memories of the Saints of the Golden Age of the Irish Church.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
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    Portadown

    Address

    64 Ardress Road, Portadown, County Armagh, BT62 1SQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 8778 4753

    Type

    Type:

    The National Trust

    Ardress is nestled in the apple orchards of County Armagh and offers afternoons of fun and relaxation for everyone. Built in the 17th century as a farmhouse, Ardress was remodelled in Georgian times.

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs accepted by arrangement

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  20. Ballymoney

    Address

    Castle Street, Corner of Seymour Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 6TD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 2766 0230

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Local Heroes

    The Robert and Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden were opened in honour of these two great local sporting heroes.

    Price

    Free

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
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